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Why You Should Always Learn The Business Logic Before Coding

Anybody can learn how to code and get really good at it nowadays. Implementing code isn't the hardest part anymore. Trying to figure out how an application should flow for a user has crept up that list of priorities. Getting that information out of a product manager or project managers can be tricky since you're all speaking different jargon. That means someone has to be able to translate business logic into code and that someone is...

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Difference Between Development, Stage, And Production

There are three different environments that you'll probably deal with at some point. Each environment has its own properties and uses and it's important to use them accordingly. Once you know what the environments are used for it'll make since why we have so many of them. The main three environments are: development, stage, and production. Development This is the environment that's on your computer. Here is where you'll do...

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Steps To Take When Working On A Machine Learning Project

From Bayesian statistics to product managers, a machine learning project has a lot of pieces and they all have to work together to be successful. Your team will be made up of people with different specialties and that's one of the things that makes machine learning so cool. Anytime something cool happens people go a little crazy with it and machine learning teams are no different. Some businesses have taken on the thought that if they...

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How To Get Your First Web Dev Job With No Experience

Once you've learned web development and you have a good understanding of the languages, it's time. Time to start using your new skills to start a new career. It's intimidating at first because you might feel like you aren't ready. Like with everything else in life, there's a strategy that you can use to help you get that new job a little faster. Have a portfolio ready If you don't have any experience as a web developer...

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You shouldn't focus on learning JavaScript frameworks

JavaScript frameworks are incredibly hot right now. You've probably heard of the most popular two: Angular and React. They can really help speed up the development process and they do a good job of separating responsibilities in the code. So why shouldn't you focus on them if they're so great? It's not that you shouldn't learn them. You should just spend more time making sure you are proficient in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript/TypeScript....

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4 Types Of Developers You Meet In The Office

We all work on many teams throughout our career. Developers work with a lot of different people, but they know the personalities when they meet them. Web development, and programming in general, attracts people from all backgrounds but you still seem to meet the "same people". There are some kindred spirits in the developer realm and you'll run into them almost everywhere you go. These are some of the interesting personalities I've...

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Working with PWAs

It's very likely that you are reading this on your phone or some other kind of mobile device. Every day more and more people are getting online on their phones. It's convenient and it's not going to change. Mobile isn't the future anymore, it's here and we have to keep learning new techniques to make our web apps more responsive. That's one of the reasons progressive web apps (PWAs) are rising in popularity. The best part is that they...

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Career Advice Everyone Needs To Hear

Web developers are in a pretty good position right now. The demand for this skill set is extremely high and the supply of quality developers is relatively low. That makes it tempting to get stagnant with your skills because you can probably switch jobs within a few months. You have to stay at the top of your game or else you start to lose a lot of the value that employers are looking for. It's not about your technical skills or even...

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The Deep & Dark Web

The deep web and dark web aren't anything new. Ever since the giant Silk Road bust, the dark web has gotten more and more attention. The thing is, the dark web is only a small part of the deep web. There's so much more to the deep web besides drugs and other shady stuff, but that stuff still hangs around. What it's used for The deep web is made of the un-indexed web pages on the internet. These are the pages that search...

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The Loose Definition Of A "Sprint" For Newbies

Most development shops have some kind of sprint process in place as a part of their "agile" environment. Not every shop is as strict on what a "sprint" is as others are, so over the course of your career you will see this process handled differently. While some places might include more detail in their sprint methodology, these are the basic steps you can expect to see everywhere. Define sprint tasks (weekly, monthly, or some...